Presentation: Bob Damewood Discusses Equitable Development

Bob Damewood and Marcus Presley of the Women’s Community Revitalization Project are speaking today at the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group’s (PCRG) annual conference. They are focusing on concepts related to equitable development.

See the description below. Check back later for slides.  June 12, 2014 UPDATE: See Slides here!

Oftentimes, it feels as if there are only two kinds of neighborhoods: ones that are completely disinvested or ones that are gentrified and serve higher income residents. A critical strategy for avoiding this either/or scenario is to preserve housing affordability in changing markets. This workshop provides the opportunity to learn from practitioners working to protect the long-term affordability of housing, ensuring strong mixed-income communities. Participants will also hear about community land trusts and other forms of housing with long-term affordability controls using public funds or public powers like inclusionary zoning, and will discuss opportunities to support the growth and development of permanently affordable homeownership in our region.

Inclusionary Zoning at PCRG